Everything you need to know about meal prep for beginners, starting with the fact that it’s much easier and more delicious! We’ll set you up for easier nights, faster mornings, and healthier meals all month. Meal prepping: It’s one of those things that you know you should do. Healthy food that also saves you money? Maybe you tried it for a week or two and have since sworn off anything resembling chicken, brown rice, and broccoli ever again. Or maybe you know a few healthy friends who are religious about their MealPrepSundays, and you think, “Ah, I wish I actually committed to doing that, too. Life can get in the way of even the best of intentions. But here’s the thing: Meal prep will always include some level of, well, prepping and planning. To prove it, we teamed up with healthy chef, YouTube foodie, and meal-prep pro Alyssa Gagarin to challenge you to make meal prep a priority this month. Don’t know how to even start?
Make your month a little easier by planning all your meals at one time. You can easily meal plan for a whole month and save time and money in the process. Meal plan for a whole month? What, are you crazy? Well, my friend, meal planning is your ticket to saving time, money, and a fair amount of stress when you or those you love start to get hangry. Meal planning can help you stretch your resources, be they the groceries you have on hand or the money you budget each month to buy food. More than that, whenever life starts to feel really busy, I get the urge to meal plan for a whole month as well. Write it in pencil if it makes you feel less committed.
There is no doubt that the key to sticking to a real food diet is planning ahead. But what if you could eat real food and only cook once a month? OAMM offers meal plans where you can literally spend one day a month cooking and have enough food for weeks to come. When Once a Month Mom was introduced to me, I was intrigued, to say the least. Cook just once a month and have your meals freezer ready for 4 weeks? It sounded too good to be true. After signing up for a month, I watched this video in hopes that it would give me some insight as to how I would proceed. The directions seemed fairly straightforward: You get Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner recipes to last throughout the month.